DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) – The stoplight at the intersection of U.S. 421 and Armory in Delphi will be removed on Thursday.
The light was put in as a temporary stoplight to help traffic flow during construction of the Hoosier Heartland Highway.
In the year since the Heartland opened, INDOT has been surveying the intersection to determine if it needed to be there permanently. INDOT concluded that there is not enough traffic at the intersection to warrant a permanent stoplight.
City officials would like to see a stoplight there again in the future.
“I want to see it, but I want to see the improvements made to the entire interchange that creates the safety that we need,” Delphi Mayor Randy Strasser said. “Not only for the cars, but for pedestrians to be able to get back and forth across the road up there as well.”
Strasser hopes to eventually see more turn lanes at that intersection.
“As we grow with the Hoosier Heartland, there are going to be things like that that need to happen with increased traffic in that area,” Strasser said. “As we see housing and factories actually increase in that area, those are the things that we need.”
After removal of the temporary light, the intersection will have red flashing lights for Armory Road and yellow flashing lights for U.S. 421.
Mayor Strasser said U.S. 421, or Washington Street, in Delphi is the most traveled road in a Carroll County. Strasser also said the city is working with INDOT to come up with a more permanent solution to make the intersection safer for motorists and pedestrians.